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Q: ABS light is on

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The ABS light in my car is on.

An amber ABS light means that there is a fault in the ABS system and there are codes waiting to be read. I would suggest having a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, scan for codes and diagnose your ABS system issue.

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